FCA - UAE,Federal Customs Authority -United Arab Emirates
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H.E. Mohamed Juma Buosaiba, Authority Director
General, H.E. Rashid Lahej Al Mansouri, Director General, General Customs
Authority - Abu Dhabi and H.E. Ahmed Mahboub Musabeh, Director General, Dubai
Customs signed the agreement and memorandum of understanding in
presence of H.E. Ahmed Abdulla Bin Lahej, Managing Director of Customs Affairs
Sector, Ahmed Abdulla Al Keili, Office Manager of H.E. Customers Commissioner
and Authority Chairman, Mubarak Al Mansouri, Managing
Director of Customs Operations Sector, Salim Al Rumaith, Managing Director of
Technical Affairs, Abu Dhabi Customs, Jumaa Al Ghaith, Managing Director of
Customs Development Sector and Abdulla Al Khaja, Managing Director of Customs
Management Sector, Dubai Customs.
The signed agreement with
Abu Dhabi Customs provides for implementing "Mersal" system and its
updates as electronic Customs system in the emirate of Abu Dhabi under the
supervision of the Authority in the context of state wide implementation of
common customs system, while the memorandum of understanding signed with Dubai
Customs provides for utilizing and implementing the customs system implemented
in the Department (Mersal) as common system to be rolled out all across customs
administrations in the state.
On this occasion, H.E. Ali
Saeed Matar Al Neyadi, Customs Commissioner and FCA Chairman said implementing
common electronic system across the state denotes civilized quantum pace on
customs journey within the country devised from wise leadership directives
under honorable sponsorship of H.H. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy
Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.
His Excellency asserted
that implementing common customs electronic system contributes to reinforcing
customs control and integrity, promoting customs administrations capacities in instantaneous
information and data which bolsters the capacities of Authority and local
administrations to mange borders in harmonious manner.
He added that the agreement
executed with Abu Dhabi customs aims at implementing "Mersal"
electronic system, applicable at Dubai Customs and its updates as common
customs electronic system all over state which will be implemented at Abu Dhabi
Customs to succeed current (Dhabi) system un Authority supervision and in the
context of its plan to unify systems all over customs administration in the
"The memorandum of
understanding signed with Dubai Customs aims at implementing "Mirsal"
customs system as common
system in all customs administrations in UAE to augment trade facilitation and achieve
Emirates government strategy national goals and national agenda". He
His Excellency pointed out
that "Mirsal" customs system and updates has been selected as common
system to be rolled out across the state based on technical benchmarking
outcomes over applied customs systems across the state and applied systems
His Excellency noted that
studies confirmed "Mersal" system distinction in numerous customs
pillars in technical and technological perspectives including customs policies,
laws and procedures as well as trade statistics, accounts and traders
management, cooperation with partners from customs administration and private
sector, clearance and risk management, revenue, control and exchanging
information and data.
H.E. Customs Commissioner
and Authority Chairman appraised the elite standard of
performance and advancement of local customs administrations in customs pillars
in general and clearance and risk management in particular, He emphasized
Emirates customs turned into global model in customs development and planning
thanks to forward outlook and constructive innovations and ideas developed by
local customs administration on the light of the prudent leadership directives
His Excellency appreciated the
working team in the Authority and local customs administration for their
endeavors exerted to achieve this historical pace, implementing state wide
common customs electronic system, pointing at the level of collaboration rendered
by local customs administrations in this regard which emphasizes sincere
willing to promote customs activities, raising national perception, assuming
responsibility by customs sector taskforce within state.
H.E. Rashid Lahej Al Mansouri, Director General, General Customs Authority,
on his part declared: "Signing the memorandum of understanding with the
Federal Customs Authority reflects General Customs Authority commitment towards Abu Dhabi Government
Strategy in reinforcing exerted endeavors to strengthen mutual cooperation and
constructive solidarity among government entities to bolster customs scheme and
promote government performance standards which positively impact maintaining
society security, facilitating legal trade across borders and contributing to
enhance UAE economic prosperity.
"The memorandum of
understanding executed with the Authority incorporates facilitating customs
procedures, exchange of information and data among Abu Dhabi affiliated customs
zones, integrating them to common system with other customs zones in other
local customs administrations organized by the Authority through developing
unified mechanism bolstering electronic precise exchange of information so that
customs employees and clearing agents will be able to carry on customs
procedures readily and simply as well as shrinking clearing time and developing
the operations of import, expert and re-export in all state zones". Al
On his part, H.E. Ahmed
Mahboub Musabeh, Director General, Dubai Customs, demonstrated his appreciation to the role
played by the Federal Customs Authority in developing customs all over the
country and its efforts seeking unifying customs procedures in borders zones.
H.E. asserted positive outcomes
of common customs electronic system implementation pointing out that such
significant step will contribute to speed up goods and travelers movements and
developing customs risk management approach to facilitate competent authorities
taking proper decision on federal and local level in timely manner.
He indicated that the
directives of wise leadership in Emirates are the trigger of the achievements
attained by customs sector in the state and adopting integrated smart customs
services approach that ha been appraised by WCO recently. He noted that
implementing common customs electronic system paves the road to new era or
technological development and automation of customs clearance procedures
towards reinforcing Emirates foreign trade.
Notable to say that the
honorable Cabinet consented, last June, implementing common customs electronic
system in all customs administrations in state and their affiliated zones under
the supervision of the Federal Customs Authority.